ganache (5960) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Nose explodes with jammy fruit, berries above a little caramel and grape plunder, sticky malt with light spice. Some earth and darker, woody toffee, pours a red-tinged mahogany with a short tan head. Watery, fizzy light body, fruit with a little ash and sweet brown sugar. Raisin and caramel, avoids being too airy, touch of pretzel, too, but the main chunk of dark malt is a little dull. Some weight but the alcohol is pretty well hidden, bitterness and tanginess are kept to a minimum. I like what’s here, but a few tweaks to body and malt complexity would shoot easily this up a notch -- feels like a bit of a lightweight at the moment. pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours slightly dark red color very little carbonation and no head, bottle is at least 3 years old, smells of fruit malt and yeast, taste is of fruit and malt, slightly sour, very light bodied, slight warming, pretty plain. Bricks (1133) - Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Smelled of malts. Dark in appearance. Palate was somewhat thin and the complexity was only average... OK dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
From a 12 oz into a snifter. Pours blondishbrown with a good two inches of head. Zero lacing. aroma is the highlight of this beer. Belgiany and with tons of bubblegum, alcohol and spice. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy with some body. Taste is dirty, and I don’t mean earthy. Plenty of Belgian character but thin and wattery taste like rainwater. Meh, not one I’d buy again. bubbleflubber (2228) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Nice hazy caramel pour into the glass, with a thick ice-cream scoop head that reduces to a 1-finger cap leaving generous soapy lace. The aromas are of sour yeasty dough. Flavors are of lightly burnt malt, yeasty sours, lots of fruity esters and a touch of toasted bitter. The finish closes on a lightly peppered sour note. The palate is medium-bodied with soft carbonation, a lightly silky mouthfeel ensuing. This isn’t the most complex dubbel out there, the most intricate nor even substantive, but it is integrated very well, with a hidden ABV for the style, providing a decently drinkable session-like quaff. Decent, but not top-tier.
Watou (23) - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
On the right track for the Belgian thing. Comes up a little short. Appearance is good, dark brown. Pleasant aroma. Good coating of glass. Light on taste. Ned’s more time bottle fermenting. Boutip (6397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar with very subtle fruity ester is OK. Taste is overly sweet for style with notes of caramelized sugar and light dry fruits with some notes of fruity ester. Body is quite full with OK carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one is kind of average for the style but definitely lacking some of the subtlety that makes dubbel such a great style to being with. Cakes (442) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Tasted this on tap at the Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival.
Reddish/brown small tan head big bubbles fade quickly... Next to no head, ... Chocolate, pungent chocolate notes, some faint fruits, some very mild dark fruits, Belgian yeast doesnt show up... Medium bodied slightly dry finish very lively.... Very good flavor, looks like soda. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and ripe dark fruit. Flavor was sweet and malty with ripe dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar and had a hint of some nuttiness alobar (3833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Cloudy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, and syrup. Lots of dark fruit flavor with caramel, and sweet malt. Nice beer.